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Jan 3, 2016 - Narbonne

Sunday’s are always a good day to visit larger cities so we headed north to visit Narbonne. Narbonne was once the capital of Rome’s first colony In Gaul and was a thriving port in the Middle Ages. Today it is just a provincial town. Its main feature is the enormous Gothic St Just-est-St Pasteur Cathedral. Despite its size , it is actually only the choir of a much more ambitious church whose construction was halted to avoid wrecking the city walls. Adjacent to the cathedral is the Hotel de Ville which is dominated by the great towers of...

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Jul 10, 2013 - Narbonne and Carcissonne

Yesterday's excursion was to Narbonne and Carcisson. Narbonne was once a Roman coastal port (it is now inland) with a 2000 year history. It has a stunning cathedral (Cathedrale St Just) which was begun in the 12th century and added to over time. We also made our way over to Carcassonne. The main draw there is a medieval fortified city on a hilltop (La Cite). This medieval town is surrounded by a double wall, battlements and turrets (it was never overtaken) - very impressive to say the least - medieval history right before our eyes. We also...

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Sep 24, 2012 - Narbonne day 2

Hi again, Well, the plan today was to ride the 12 km out to the beach, Gruisson-Plage, and dip the toes in the Mediterranean, but the wind is up heaps again, so plan B, catch the bus! Finally found the right bus stop, and found out that at this time of year they have limited services, so we had to catch the next bus, would have a bit over an hour, then jump on the next bus back, (1.20pm) otherwise you have to wait till 6.30 at night! When we got on the bus, we saw another couple that we had run into a few times over the last few days, who...

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Buts Mer de Mer 2012

Sep 23, 2012 - Narbonne

Greetings, We had a wet start today, accompanied by stiff head winds so progress was slow, did some sections of the canal path but majority on minor rural roads. We threaded our way to Narbonne by passing the really poor sections of the canal Robine which connects the Canal du Midi from Narbonne. The Canal Robine continues from Narbonne down to the Mediterranean coast. Again there were no direction signs to help wayward cyclists on the track. Used the GPS on Joel's old mobile phone extensively today over the 45km, that felt like a much...

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Buts Mer de Mer 2012



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